Summit Semester

Summit Semester trains students to live well by worshipping God with their head, heart, and hands.

Summit Semester combines top-tier academic training in a discipleship-focused environment. Semester offers students an extraordinary opportunity for growth and for excellence. Students will be taught to worship God with their head (truth), heart (relationships), and hands (practical living). 


Students will learn from some of the nation’s top Christian scholars to help them understand how to think well and Christianly.


Summit Semester staff will help nurture each student’s spiritual formation while forming genuine relationships with fellow classmates.

Practical Living

Students will learn what it looks like to form good habits and live like a Christian in their day-to-day lives.

2021 Dates
Sept 3–November 26

This liberal arts educational approach within a thriving Christian community will prepare students for the challenges they will face at the university and throughout life. Students will be motivated to become influential leaders who intentionally and effectively shape their culture for the glory of God and the good of our society.

Students will live in a retreat environment in the San Juan Mountains of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Over the course of three months, students will be removed from distractions they encounter on a daily basis. This discipline will help students evaluate the culture, themselves, and how they may live out their God-given identities. By taking this time of retreat, students will be more prepared to make a difference in the world as they re-engage upon their graduation from Summit Semester. 

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Meet the Summit Semester Director

Tripp Almon joined Summit in 2018 and serves as the Director of Programs and Summit Semester. He relocated to the great state of Colorado with his wife, Megan, and their kids, Neely and Rogan, from the little town of Newnan, Georgia — just south of Atlanta. Tripp’s passion for educating students in the areas of Christian theology, worldview, and apologetics grew in large part from growing up in a Christian home and then struggling profoundly with the tidal wave of cultural ideas that engulfed him as he entered a secular university. Thankfully, his experience taught him that Christianity not only stands in the marketplace of ideas — it soars.
Before joining Summit, Tripp, a former elite gymnast, coached gymnastics for more than two decades and served as a pastor for 10 years. He and his family love the outdoors and adventure sports, particularly off-road motorcycling.  Tripp is also a rally car co-driver with Almon Brothers Racing Team — 2017 champions of the NASA Rally Atlantic Cup Series.